Arts and Culture

JAG exhibition sparks new discussion on all your faves
JAG exhibition sparks new discussion on all your faves
Sometime in 2018, Johannesburg Art Gallery chief curator Khwezi Gule was poring over the gallery’s collection and its attendant archive with the...
Madjozi a village girl for real?
Madjozi a village girl for real?
With Sho Madjozi’s carefree black girl outlook, a New Age athleisure take on tinguvu, and her biracial luminescence, it has been argued, that the...
Motswakolistas left their mark beyond Mahikeng
Motswakolistas left their mark beyond Mahikeng
Lucas Mangope became president of the Bophuthatswana homeland in 1977. His leadership was authoritarian, but he also invested in infrastructure and...
Psychology of colour, texture
Psychology of colour, texture
Artist and designer Jody Paulsen’s latest show, Water Me, at Smac Gallery, Johannesburg, with its usual but singular iridescence, has...
Rapacious miners unmasked
Rapacious miners unmasked
When Bishop Jo Seoka addressed the annual meeting of BASF shareholders in 2015 in Mannheim, Germany, write Maren Grimm and Jakob Krameritsch,...
Inside advertising: A Q&A with Ahmed Tilly
Inside advertising: A Q&A with Ahmed Tilly
How did you get into advertising?
Toward new orbits
Toward new orbits
The Orbit Live Music and Bistro in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, announced last week that it would be shutting down.
To know Jean-Michel Basquiat, look at his art
To know Jean-Michel Basquiat, look at his art
A painting can “not simply be reduced to what only a formal examination of its evidentiary summary allows”, writes curator and art critic Okwui...
Cop killer or political prisoner?
Cop killer or political prisoner?
Two years ago, a sculptor called Rigo 23 hewed a 3.5m statue of artist Leonard Peltier out of redwood, with a base exactly the same size as a...
Translating Nyembezi no walk in the park
Translating Nyembezi no walk in the park
In mid-1989 I was in a Durban hospital for weeks after members of the United Democratic Front attacked me in Clermont township. I belonged to the...
NYC has a short memory
NYC has a short memory
B-I-GP-O-P-P-ANo info for the DEAFederal agents mad cuz I’m flagrantTap my cell and my phone in the basement–...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
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Let’s mute the R. Kellys in our lives
Let’s mute the R. Kellys in our lives
I did not watch the Surviving R. Kelly documentary about the singer’s alleged two-decade abuse of women, many of them young and black. I...

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